Ralph Macchio became famous after his role as Daniel LaRusso in the 1984 film, Karate Kid and two of its sequels, The Karate Kid Part II and The Karate Kid Part III. Ralph Macchio says in the past 36 years, there has been just when someone hasn’t mentioned The Karate Kid to him.
In this movie, he played a lower-middle-class teen Daniel LaRusso, kicking the snorty rich kids who came out in 1984.
COBRA KAI FICTION
Cobra Kai is the ultimate fan fiction but in the best possible way. It was created by Karate Kid superfan Josh Heald, John Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. It imagines what happened to Daniel and his nemesis Johnny.
The Marvel’s Macchio says these three know more about the film, he themselves. They will be shooting a scene for Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Legacy continues, and they will point out minor details which Ralph himself doesn’t remember.
One of the many joys of Cobra Kai is how many of the original cast members appear in it. As well as Macchio and Zabka, there’s Martin Kove, who played the bullying Cobra Kai teacher Kreese, and Randee Heller, AKA Mrs LaRusso.
Netflix bought the episodes of the first two series of the show. It originally aired in YouTube premium, but the rights of all twenty episodes have been acquired by Netflix. It will be available on the streaming service from Friday 28th August 2020.
HIS PERSONAL LIFE
Almost every 80s star went through some kind of emotional off-screen ordeal, Macchio remained straight and stable, mainly living with his parents. He lived in Long Island and afterwards married his childhood sweetheart Phyllis when he was 26. They have two chidren and are still together. He even named his son after his character in The Karate Kid.
He wasn’t the biggest risk-taker, and because of that, he lost opportunities. But maybe his choices are what kept him grounded.
He says,” I’m at peace with the choices I made.”